McLaren MP4 12C Spider: Near effortlessly fast so you’re never quite sure if it’s you or the on-board computers doing the driving if you’re pushing the grip envelope, but it’s great to have a world class British car in the hallowed echelons of convertible supercars. New for the £195,500 Spider is an upgraded 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine with 616bhp instead of 592bhp (McLaren)
Top Ten Cars of 2012
•1 January 1970
Here is writer Russell Bray's pick of the glitziest and most glamorous cars this year.